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Sleeping Dirty

Posted on 19 August 2020

Sleeping Dirty

Many of us wonder – why is my skin not getting better, even when I'm following the skincare routine so well? One thing people often have trouble with is keeping up with their nighttime regimen. Paying attention to your PM regimen is as important as prioritizing your AM skincare routine. From the time you go to bed, to when you wake up, a lot happens with your skin. Without using proper protocol before bed, you’ll keep running into problems.

Sleeping with Makeup on Can Clog the Pores

Being a lazy daisy can badly affect your skin when you don't bother to remove your makeup before you turn in. Sleeping with makeup on will clog your pores. The combination of debris and oil that builds up during the day leads to blackheads and whiteheads. So, needless to say, it’s very important to use a cleanser to “remove the day”. Check out our Vitamin C Cleanser or Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser.

Ditching Moisturizer can Age you Faster

If you fail to moisturize before going to bed, you will experience duller, dryer, and more aged looking skin… and nobody wants that. Dehydrated skin loses its elasticity and forms fine lines faster. When you go to sleep, the skin ‘repairs’ itself, so don't let your skin sleep thirsty. Another secret is to sleep with a silk pillowcase vs. a cotton one which tends to pull the natural oils and moisturizer from your skin while you sleep. Using our retinol moisturizer is an excellent way to avoid scaly, dry, and dull skin.

Sleeping with Dirty pillowcases means Sleeping with Dead Skin Cells & Oils

You must be wondering why (even after completing your night skincare routine)  you may still be dealing with breakouts and blemishes. This may be a sign that your pillowcase needs washing. Dead skin cells, oils, and dirt accumulate on the pillowcases and bedsheets, and you catch dust mites and millions of bacteria to the face while you sleep if these aren’t washed regularly. So, make sure to change your pillowcase every 2-3 days and clean your bed sheets once a week, as well! 

Getting Enough Sleep or Dull Skin – Pick n Choose

Sleep is very important for not just your overall health, but your skin! Getting the recommended eight hours of sleep will give you a fresh look, but it'll also help replenish and rehydrate your skin. If not, you will experience an increase in cortisol levels, resulting in inflammation, dull skin, puffy eyes, and early formation of fine lines. Avoid mobile devices and other electronic screens before sleeping hours, too :).

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